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White Sands National Park News

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  • White Sands National Park to Honor Indigenous Peoples' Day

    September 30, 2022 | 8:14 am

    White Sands National Park, honoring New Mexico's Indigenous Peoples' Day, will hold a special concert on Monday, October 10.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • White Sands National Park Celebrates National Fossil Day with Multiple Events

    September 29, 2022 | 1:50 pm

    White Sands National Park announces National Fossil Day events highlighting paleontology's scientific and educational value and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • White Sands National Park Announces Commercial Use Authorizations for Photography Workshops

    August 31, 2022 | 5:03 am

    Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA) are a permitting tool used by the National Park Service (NPS) to allow private business to be conducted within a national park for a calendar year. The service a CUA holder provides must be considered appropriate by the NPS. White Sands National Park will accept applications for 2023 Photography Workshop CUAs beginning October 1, 2022.

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  • White Sands National Park Celebrates National Moth Week

    July 22, 2022 | 9:26 am

    White Sands National Park announces National Moth Week from July 23 through July 31, which "celebrates moths' beauty, life cycles, and habitats. "Moth-ers" of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about, observe, and document moths in their backyards, parks, and neighborhoods."

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  • Visitor Fatality in White Sands National

    July 8, 2022 | 8:57 am

    Over the 4th of July holiday weekend, White Sands’ park rangers initiated a search after locating an unoccupied vehicle in the park. At 11:02 am, Tuesday, July 6, 2022, search and rescue teams discovered a deceased male located off-trail at White Sands National Park.

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  • Tourism to White Sands National Park creates $55,724,000 in Economic Benefits

    July 1, 2022 | 10:46 am

    A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 782,469 visitors to White Sands National Park in 2021 spent $46,418,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 630 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $55,724,000.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Fossilized Footprints Reveal Human Habitation of the North America Thousands of Years Earlier than Previously Thought

    September 23, 2021 | 12:30 pm

    New scientific research conducted at White Sands National Park in New Mexico has uncovered the oldest known human footprints in North America.

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  • Fossilized Footprints Reveal Human Habitation of North America Thousands of Years Earlier than Previously Thought

    September 23, 2021 | 9:04 am

    New scientific research conducted at White Sands National Park in New Mexico has uncovered the oldest known human footprints in North America. The discovery reveals evidence of human occupation in the Tularosa Basin beginning at least 23,000 years ago, thousands of years earlier than previously thought.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Fatality in White Sands National Park

    July 6, 2021 | 3:09 pm

    At approximately 11 pm, July 4, White Sands National Park rangers initiated a search and rescue after locating an unoccupied vehicle in the park. At 4:40 pm, July 5, search and rescue teams discovered a deceased male located off-trail at White Sands National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Tourism to White Sands National Park creates $26.0 million in Economic Benefits Report shows visitor spending supports 309 jobs in local economy

    June 10, 2021 | 1:29 pm

    A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 415,000 visitors to White Sands National Park in 2020 spent $22.5 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 309 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $26.0 million.

    Read more at nps.gov